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I forget what it's called.. or can't spell it(tried a search)... anyway, about the ring... my friend recently got put on it, she's been bleeding for the past month since she's had it...(she said it's light bleeding, just needing panty liners) her gyno said it'd stop her periods therefore causing less pain, etc.. (she has endo and cysts which cause <b>major</b> pains to her) She's basicly been told she'll need a total hysterectomy before she turns 30 (she's 22 now, 2 kids)<br><br>
That being said... any helpful sites I and/or she can visit providing helpful info into all this? Sorry if this has all been talked about before. If so, can someone direct me to the threads since I can't spell? TY!
 

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Ack, ty... i thought that's what it was called... i did a search on veggie boards w/no results... prolly due to exact spelling... haven't done a google on it yet though... wanted to hear personal opinions/experiences.
 

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You're welcome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I'm sure you'll find stuff on it!
 

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I'm on it right now. Of all of the hormonal birth control methods that I've tried (and I'm pretty sure I've tried nearly all of them), this has been the best. It has the lowest amount of hormones of any of the other forms of BC that I've taken and I only have to remember it twice a month (once to insert it and once to remove it)!<br><br><br><br>
I assume that your friend is experiencing bleeding as her body adjusts to it. If she's been on another form of BC with higher hormone doses, it'll take some time for her body to adjust and she will experience breakthrough bleeding in the beginning. The same goes for if she hasn't been on birth control prior to the ring. What she is experiencing is normal.<br><br><br><br>
To prevent her from getting periods, she'll just insert a new ring immediately after removing the old ring, rather than going one week without one in.<br><br><br><br>
What, exactly, do you want to know about it. Do you have any specific questions?
 

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I've used Nuvarings for 1 1/2 years and counting. Very easy for forgetful types, like myself -- I work alternating day shifts and night shifts and could never remember to take a pill at the same time each day. I can handle thinking about birth control 2X/month. I did spot for the first month or so, and then it went away. Overall, its been a positive experience!
 

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I might sound silly, but I do have a few questions regarding the Nuvaring. I'm currently researching methods of BC, and I wouldn't like to go on the pill, so I'm considering the Nuvaring as a possible alternative.<br><br><br><br>
I understand it's inserted into the vagina and I assume you can't really feel it. But does it in any way interfere with penetrative sex? I'm not talking mere discomfort, but about the possibility of having it dislocated. And could it upset the pH balance of the vagina? Also, since it is hormonal BC, does it have any fo the side effects of the pill, i.e. weight gain, mood swings, loss of libido?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer my questions!
 

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it does not interfere with sex. if it did become displaced, you could just insert it back in.<br><br><br><br>
it could upset the pH of the vagina if it caused an infection, but i don't think that is too common.<br><br><br><br>
and yes, it has all the potential side effects of any hormonal BC types, altho i think with less incidence because it is such a low dose method.
 

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For me, Nuvaring had the same side effects as birth control pills (i.e. triggered a major depressive episode), but I don't think my reaction to hormonal BC is typical. I didn't have any other physical side effects, I was really happy with it up until I started having suicidal thoughts<br><br><br><br>
When I was using it my partner could definitely feel it (I forgot to mention it the first time and he asked me afterwards "what's that....device?"). You can remove it for a couple hours at a time, and if I were still using it, I might consider doing that.
 

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I'm on it right now. Of all of the hormonal birth control methods that I've tried (and I'm pretty sure I've tried nearly all of them), this has been the best. It has the lowest amount of hormones of any of the other forms of BC that I've taken and I only have to remember it twice a month (once to insert it and once to remove it)!<br><br><br><br>
I assume that your friend is experiencing bleeding as her body adjusts to it. If she's been on another form of BC with higher hormone doses, it'll take some time for her body to adjust and she will experience breakthrough bleeding in the beginning. The same goes for if she hasn't been on birth control prior to the ring. What she is experiencing is normal.<br><br><br><br>
To prevent her from getting periods, she'll just insert a new ring immediately after removing the old ring, rather than going one week without one in.<br><br><br><br>
What, exactly, do you want to know about it. Do you have any specific questions?</div>
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I guess I don't really have any specific questions... I'm just concerned about her pain and bleeding. Hopefully it is just her body adjusting & it'll get better. I know she's been on the pill before, and that did not work well w/her (i dunno which kind(s) I'll have to ask her, I do know she hasn't been on BC for at least 3-4 years) She does have 2 kids (both vaginally), I dunno if that contributes. She also has a tilted uterus. I guess I'm just worried about her, her mom and one of her sisters have had hysterectomies and her other sister has problems, too. Anyway, I'm kind of blabbing now... she doesn't have the time to do research, so I told her I'd do it for her and see what I could find...which sadly I haven't got to yet... I will share everything you all have said w/her though. TY!!!
 
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